Gabe pedals offer the musician a high-quality, American made, hand-builteffects pedals and amplifiers. Gabe crafts every pedal and amp himself, one at a time. It’s his goal to give you a fantastic product at an amazing price. In the spirit of creating handmade, Gabe offers the option of a custom-built pedal or amp. He also donates 10% of each sale to Compassion International’s Water of Life, which provides clean drinking water for those in need all over the world. Not everyone is a musician, but everyone needs music. Non-musicians, be sure to check out his handmade stereos for your iPod or MP3 player! I could use a few of those around the house.
- Cigar Box iPod MP3 Player Stereo.
- A/B Footswitch
- Portable Battery-Powered Guitar Amplifier Head
- Guitar Effects Loop Bypass Pedal
Carolyn of Paper Squared is the genius behind this all-natural shop. She is infamous for keeping scores of librarians sweet-smelling, moisturized, and naturally exfoliated. Her brews and potions make her a modern-day Nanny Ogg, except with better oral hygiene.
Sunglassesshop.com, holds a place very near and dear to my heart. You see, I love sunglasses. When I was first diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease I was pretty bummed that the inflammation-related arthritis was permanently limiting my footwear options. After about a month of moping about it I decided that if I couldn’t wear cute shoes I was going to have the most fabulous collection of sunglasses ever. They are my guilty pleasure. Sunglasses shop offers everything from fancy-schmancy sunnies to the affordable SXUC brand. Here are some of my affordable favorites:
What could be better than the intersection of something beautiful, eco-friendly, useful, and with vintage style? Inspired by her grandparents’, Jennifer learned the value and joy of thrifting at a young age and has turned this love into a booming business selling napkins and other linens made from vintage fabrics on Etsy. She offers everything from seersucker cocktail napkins to holiday buntings to my personal favorite, cloth napkin starter sets–enough gloriously-patterned cloth napkins to make the switch from paper in your kitchen. Visit Dot & Army on Etsy for more!
- Pastel Mix of Vintage Fabric Napkins
- Yellow Gingham Cloth Napkins
- Happy Birthday Vintage Fabric Bunting
- Floral Kitchen Starter Napkin Set
Olie Sylvester of Oompaul.com is supporting Little Big not once but twice with ads for two of his artistic endeavors. He carves one of a kind handmade pipes as well as hosts a podcast about all things pipe related. His pipes aren’t just functional, they are gorgeous and unique works of art. And then we have the Monstrosity series, “the pipes that ugly could not contain.” (I giggled all the way through the testimonials).
- Spindle-Legged Spider Pipe #5
- Spindle-Legged Spider Pipe #1
- Demon Pipes, Limited Editions
- First Virgin Monstrosity Pipe
The brainchild of Oompaul’s Olie Sylvester, Fine Art for the Frugal aims to put owning works of fine art within everyone’s reach. A graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, he is the founder of Red Coral Creative. A list of Olie’s shows and awards can be found here. He practices a style of art known as Automatism , which was used by many of the early Surrealists. Automatistst produce art by allowing raw form to manifest itself without restraint or preconception. To me they look like bursts of color and emotion reflective of an inner state.
One of my best friends in the whole world, Angela is the creator of The Red Star Designs on Etsy. She has taken her passion for messing around on Photoshop and turned it into a booming business.